Staten Island

AErial view of lush green Freshkills Park wetlands surrounded by trees in Staten Island, New York.

Former Landfill Doubles as Public Park, Energy Producer

Once the world’s largest dump, Freshkills Park now offers new city park space and powers local households with biofuel.

October 25, 2023 - Bloomberg Green

Aerial view of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Staten Island

Staten Island Sues Over Congestion Pricing, Too

The borough’s president says the plan would bring more traffic to Staten Island and unjustly burden its residents with air pollution and tolls.

July 25, 2023 - WABC

New York City, New York

Manhattan Traffic Spreading to Other Boroughs

New travel patterns and an increased reliance on delivery services and ride-hailing are creating more congestion in New York's outer boroughs.

January 3, 2022 - The New York Times

Rendering of Living Breakwaters project

Staten Island's Living Breakwaters Project Breaks Ground

The coastal resiliency and biodiversity project is taking shape in Raritan Bay, an area devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

September 28, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

New York City, New York

Staten Island Expressway Gains a Lane

The Staten Island Expressway is expanding in the name of congestion relief.

October 30, 2020 - Staten Island Advance

London, England

Staten Island Ferris Wheel Back From the Dead

With much of the infrastructure for the failed, 630-foot Ferris wheel project partially in place, investors are looking for ways to bring the New York Wheel back to life.

July 12, 2020 - The Architect's Newspaper

Garbage Truck

New York City’s Trash Problem

The city had ambitious goals to reduce waste, but millions of tons of garbage are still sent to communities around the country each year.

January 9, 2020 - Politico

5  Pointz New York City

The Urban Landscape New York City Lost in the 2010s

Over the last decade, many historic buildings and cultural institutions throughout New York City have disappeared. The result has been the transformation of neighborhoods and the city’s character.

December 29, 2019 - Curbed New York


New York City's First Outlet Mall Still a 'Ghost Town'

Perched on the northeastern tip of Staten Island next to the ferry terminal, Empire Outlets has only filled 26 of its 75 storefronts since a grand opening in May.

September 2, 2019 - The City

New York Vacant Storefront

Planning Department Study Documents Storefront Vacancy in NYC Neighborhoods

A new report from the New York Department of City Planning has found that storefront vacancy may not be a one-answer citywide problem. Vacancies were found to be concentrated in certain neighborhoods, and the reasons appear to be varied.

August 15, 2019 - 6sqft


A New Neighborhood Plan for Staten Island's Bay Street Corridor

A new neighborhood plan for a corner of Staten Island imagines a new downtown along the Bay Street Corridor on the borough's North Shore waterfront.

June 28, 2019 - Office of the Mayor Bill de Blasio

Staten Island

Watch: Sea Walls and the Future of Resilience

Vox and Curbed provide multi-media coverage of a Staten Island sea wall project as an example of the necessity of resilient infrastructure, and the shortcomings of our ability to predict the needs of the built environments in changed climates.

June 14, 2019 - Curbed New York

New York City, New York

Op-Ed Supports Staten Island Rezoning for its Green Benefits

A rezoning proposal for Staten Island in New York City gets support from a local resident with deep involvement in the community.

April 4, 2019 -

The New York Wheel Stops Spinning

Actually, the New York Wheel never started spinning, but now the project is permanently dead so it will never get the chance.

October 24, 2018 - Staten Island Advance

Staten Island Express

Staten Island Express Bus Relaunches

Express buses in Staten Island started their new routes August 19 with fewer routes and fewer stops and faster travel the MTA hopes.

August 30, 2018 - AMNY

Dockless Bike Share

Dockless Bike Share Arrives in Staten Island

Lime and Jump were allowed to bring 300 bikes to the borough, where bike share became available in late July.

August 3, 2018 - Curbed NY

Staten Island Ferry "Spirit of America"

A Planning Think Tank Devoted to Staten Island

The Staten Island Partnership for Transit and Resiliency Improvements (SIPTRI) would be tasked with improving the competitiveness of the borough as it grows to 500,000 residents and beyond.

June 21, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

How to Fight 'Coastal Squeeze' By Engineering Nature

A Rutgers professor restores natural processes to help shorelines adapt to rising sea levels.

March 13, 2018 - The Harvard Gazette

Times Square

Beacon / Bunker

Kris Graves photographs all 77 NYPD precincts from Tottenville to Edenwald, looking to these buildings—sometimes humble, sometimes imposing—for the face and footprint of law and order in the neighborhood.

March 10, 2018 - Urban Omnibus

Staten Island

The Cost of Raising the Bayonne Bridge Also Rises

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey tried to raise the Bayonne Bridge by 64 feet to make room for more ships below. The price for the project has risen along with the bridge.

December 9, 2017 - AP via

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